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Parmigianino - The Young and Elder Goatherd


Parmigianino - The Young and Elder Goatherd



after a drawing by Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, called Parmigianino, painter, draughtsman and etcher, 1503-1540 (artist notes)
Flemish (artist nationality)
draughtsman and engraver (artist role)
Parmigianino, 1503-1540 (original artist)
Recto: bottom center: (in Latin) F. Parmens. inu: cu priuileg Regi ; l. r.: L. Vorsterma ; center: (beneath image, in Latin, dedication to Jacopo Rolando) Exstimúlat senior blandae ad modúlamina cannae; Accendit iúúenem dúlce, Corona, decus. / C. V. D IACOBO ROLANDO I. V. L in Gratiarum actionem D. D. D LVorsterman Sculp: ; l. r.: (in pencil) No 3 ; verso: l. l.: (in pencil) C575/628 (inscription)
Engraving. (medium)
Fine condition. It has been relined. (condition)
The Arthur H. Clark Company, Glendale, California, 18 Mar. 1937. (provenance)
Duct flute (instrument)
17th century (century)
Mythological, etc. (miller category)

Printmaking in woodcut and engraving came to Northern Italy within a few decades of their invention north of the Alps. Engraving probably came first to Florence in the 1440s, the goldsmith Maso Finiguerra (1426–64) used the technique. Italian engraving caught the very early Renaissance, 1460–1490. Print copying was a widely accepted practice, as well as copying of paintings viewed as images in their own right.



1600 - 1699


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